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Articles By Author - T. Pat Cavanaugh


Saying ‘I love you’

As I get older unfortunately death rears its ugly head more than I would like to see.

August 16, 2014 | T. Pat Cavanaugh | Columnists


Cavanaugh: Disappointment, distrust, hope

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August 02, 2014 | T. Pat Cavanaugh | Columnists


Cavanaugh: Dream home to house from hell

I wrote this some time ago. With so many folks in the same boat as I was in those early days of my adulthood, I thought you might get a chuckle from my young eager mistakes:

July 19, 2014 | Pat Cavanaugh | Columnists


Cavanaugh: Adventures in Elizabeth City

One of the advantages of being an older baby boomer is that your mind can easily wander back to days of your youth and every detail of those experiences can be seen as clearly as if you were still that age.

July 12, 2014 | T. Pat Cavanaugh | Columnists


Short-lived service with Uncle Sam

With trouble brewing big time in the Middle East again, it got me thinking of a time when we had similar issues in Asia.

June 28, 2014 | T. Pat Cavanaugh | Columnists


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Touching the Blarney Stone: Grandma taught me to walk

My Grandmother Cope would have been 112 this year. I miss her and everyday I thank her for the strength and character she gave me. To this day when I fall short, I feel I have disappointed her.

She was born in Charlottesville, Va., in 1898. Her father, my great-grandfather was a hauler. He was killed when she was very young when a wagon he was fixing rolled over him. My great-grandmother died soon after that.

May 09, 2010 | T. Pat Cavanaugh | News Columnists


Kissing the Blarney Stone: Schools should focus on educating

The people who pay taxes in this county and all of us who have children or grandchildren have every right to be concerned with what is happening to our school system.

April 25, 2010 | T. Pat Cavanaugh | Columnists


In mourning

I have always been proud to be a Baby Boomer. Being born in the fall of 1946; I was actually in the first wave of that group.

March 24, 2010 | T. Pat Cavanaugh | Columnists


Touching the Blarney Stone

On March 17, in this country and in our community we celebrate St. Patrick's Day, a day celebrated throughout the land with parades, merriment and music.

March 17, 2010 | T. Pat Cavanaugh | News Columnists


Thoughts on St. Patrick's Day

On March 17, in this country and in our community we celebrate St. Patrick's Day, a day celebrated throughout the land with parades and merriment and music.

Celebrating this day is the right thing to do in this country because there is not a race of people who have contributed more to the might and culture of America than the Irish.

March 15, 2010 | T. Pat Cavanaugh | OPINION


Newton Medical Golf Tournament Pictures

October 20, 2009 | T. Pat Cavanaugh | Covington


Cars for a cause

Under the hood: The square was alive with nostalgia and the sounds of the Golden oldies as local folks came out to admire the antique cars on display last Sunday. The Covington Rotary sponsored the event, and raised over $13,500 for the benefit of the Miracle Field, according to Rotary Chairman Lanier Sims.

October 11, 2009 | T. Pat Cavanaugh | LOCAL


Kissing the Blarney Stone : The silent majority speaks up

This past weekend good friends Mike and Sherry Scott and my wife Molly and I took a little trip into history.

September 16, 2009 | T. Pat Cavanaugh | Our Thoughts


I went cold turkey on O.J. coverage

The death or kidnapping of a young person is never something a decent person should ever take for granted.

May 20, 2009 | T. Pat Cavanaugh | News Columnists


Children of Eden musical good for the whole family

It still amazes me that in our area there is a community theater that is as spacious and well run as any professional theater in a major city. Social Circle is the home of this special theater. It's homey and comfortable. It's called, of course, the Social Circle Theater.

This past Sunday my wife Molly and I went to the theater to see a special play called "Children of Eden," written by Stephen Swartz the creator of "Wicked" and "Godspell." I have to admit that I didn't quite know what to expect in a two-act play that ...

April 22, 2009 | T. Pat Cavanaugh | Movie Reviews


Celebrating Boys and Girls Clubs

This week, March 22-28, we celebrate Boys and Girls Club week. We have a strong and growing Boys and Girls club located in Social Circle. The club also provides services for Newton County children as well. Honoring the good work of Boys and Girls clubs this week brings back some special memories for me.

March 22, 2009 | T. Pat Cavanaugh | News Columnists


Celebrating the Irish on St. Patrick’s Day

On March 17, in this country and in our community we celebrate St. Patrick's Day, a day celebrated throughout the land with parades and merriment and music.

March 14, 2009 | T. Pat Cavanaugh | News Columnists


Wild weather dampens papers, spirits

I know we need the rain and everyone is grateful for the recent heavy rains including me, but the cold I'm not so sure of.

I can't help remembering my old circulation days and the havoc that rain caused the carriers.

January 05, 2009 | T. Pat Cavanaugh | OPINION


Musical torture

Recently some rock bands and other songwriters said they were outraged by the government's use of their songs for "musical torture" of terrorism suspects.

December 27, 2008 | T. Pat Cavanaugh | Our Thoughts


Strange world

Some folks would tell you that they think the world has turned upside down. The following two items might have you believing the same as them.

December 27, 2008 | T. Pat Cavanaugh | Our Thoughts


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